The August edition of The Wellbeing Hour, our radio show focusing on mental health and wellbeing from the perspective of people with lived experience, was aired on Monday 2 August at 9pm on Surrey Hills Community Radio.
This month, ahead of the Godalming Pride, we focused on the LGBTQ+ community by featuring:
- an interview with Pride in Surrey’s Founder and Co-Chair, Stephen Ireland
- a panel discussion with our LGBTQ+ peer support group facilitators, volunteers Emily and Vix and our CEO, Patrick Wolter.
We also caught up with Megan at Time to Change Surrey to hear the latest about the anti-stigma campaign and how to get involved. Finally, we dipped our toes into cold water therapy with a panel discussion featuring Juliet, aka the Thames Mermaid, and MFT supporters, Taryn and Dan.
This show is Litsa’s last show as a presenter so we’d like to thank her for her incredible dedication and hard work for the past few months! It has been amazing working with her and getting to know her too!
To listen to the show again, click on the link below:
The Wellbeing Hour is coming to an end soon
Sadly, our September show will be our last one, as we have been unable to secure funding to pay for a part-time producer role to continue working on the show. We have tried to produce it in-house with the help of our facilitators, clients and volunteers up till now but it is proving too resource-intensive and isn’t sustainable, so we have had to make the difficult decision to end the show until we’re able to find a sponsor. If you know of anyone or any organisation willing to sponsor the show, please contact Christine Schauerman, our Programme Manager, at email@example.com
Our Arts Facilitator Taryn will present our September show which will be dedicated to World Suicide Prevention Day and how to support loved ones in crisis. The show will be aired on Monday 6 September at 9pm.
We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the show in one way or another and to thank Surrey Hills Community Radio for giving us this incredible opportunity. It has been brilliant to come together as a group and to create something so unique and so powerful from scratch. We’re incredibly proud of what we have achieved and of all the stories we’ve shared, which we hope have inspired many to open up about mental health and seek support. A particular thank you to Litsa and Taryn who have been pillars of the project, as well as our regular group members and our editor Clive.